4i4 HISTORY OF PERSIA CHAP. She ceded Georgia, Derbent, Baku, Shirwan, Shaki, Genja, Karabagh and part of Talish. She also agreed indirectly to maintain no navy on the Caspian Sea.1 Russia, in return, apparently bound herself to support Abbas Mirza in securing the succession. Thus for his personal advantage the heir-apparent conceded to Russia the whole of the territories in dispute. That power, owing to the invasion of Napoleon, was in no condition to continue the campaign, and probably would have accepted less—for the time being. Persia, on her side, hoped by means of British officers to strengthen her position and then to try the fortune of war again. In other words, the peace was a temporary and not a final settlement. Risings in Persia.—Path Ali Shah, partly at any rate owing to the defeats he had suffered at the hands of Russia, was faced with risings in various parts of the empire as well as with raids from outside. The chiefs of Khorasan, who had always resented the supremacy of the Kajars, rose against his son Mohamed Vali Mirza, They obtained possession of Meshed, but then began to quarrel and dispersed. As a sequel to this rebellion Ishak Khan, the powerful Karai chief, was strangled by the Governor- General. In the meanwhile the Amir of Bokhara invaded Khorasan at the invitation of the rebels, but, finding that the authority of the Shah had been re-established, made excuses and retired. The Khan of Khiva also appeared on the scene, but his envoy was humiliated by being forced to play on a musical instrument before the Persian generals. After this deadly insult his army was defeated. The Turkoman also revolted twice. On the second occasion their leader was a Kajar noble, but they were driven off and he was captured. The Embassy of General Termeloff, 1817.—After the conclusion of the peace it was vainly hoped that through English intercession part of the lost territories would be restored. The Tsar sent General Yermeloff with a splendid embassy to Teheran, but instead of yielding 1 When this stipulation was discussed at Teheran, Haji Mirza Aghasi, afterwards the Vizier of Mohamed Shah, summed up the situation by exclaiming, ** What do we want with salt water I" The agreement; is given in Appendix v. of Aitchison's Treaties.